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According to the Municipal Health Administration (SMS), the demand for the flu vaccine this year is below expectations, reaching 41.5% of the priority audience. The elderly group, which is among the most vulnerable to complications from influenza, had a vaccination coverage of 57.3%. The vaccination rate for children from six months to six years of age was 30.7% of the total population and 60.7% of pregnant women.
The Municipal Health Department (SMS) warns of the importance of influenza vaccination, even at this time of year, as it reduces the risk of respiratory complications and reduces hospital stays at this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
As Head of the Epidemiological Surveillance of the Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS), Aline Machado da Silva, seasonal influenza (influenza) remains a concern at this time of winter. “Immunization continues to be very important to protect our bodies, given that we are experiencing a pandemic of respiratory virus, and reducing cases of influenza facilitates the most accurate diagnosis of Covid-19. Our goal is to reach at least 90% of each of the priority groups, The higher the vaccination coverage, the less the virus will spread.
Influenza vaccination sites
The influenza vaccine is available in the specialist center located at 1420 Voluntrios da Ptria, and in the basic health units of the municipality, with the exception of UBSs that will become guards and no longer operate with vaccinations (CSU Cruzeiro, ESF Leocdia, PAM Frigate and Salgado Filho), as well as Jardim de Allah and CSU Areal and Balsa, which open only in the morning.
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